SCCOOS employs a variety of in situ and remote sensing technologies to measure physical, chemical, biological, and geological parameters as well as supports ocean models and provides forecasts of future conditions.
Data collected from over 60 high-frequency (HF) radar stations in California are processed and displayed as surface current maps in near real-time.
Spray glider surveys collect data on temperature, salinity, pressure, chlorophyll, depth-averaged velocity, and acoustic and optical backscatter. Dissolved oxygen is currently being added to this parameter suite.
SCCOOS helps support a 3-km quasi-operational Regional Ocean Model System (ROMS) to provide real-time simulations of circulation and physical parameters for coastal California. We also support a higher resolution coastal modeling project that uses ROMS in hindcast mode and Flooding forecasting models at six sites in Southern California.
SCCOOS supports CDIP Long Beach buoy, data ingestion of OCSD M21 OAH mooring, and an IFCB deployed on the Del Mar Mooring.